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Encyclopedia > Professional Golfers' Association of America

Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers' Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the second largest working sports organization in the world with more than 28,000 members. The organization is now primarily a representative body for club and teaching professionals, as elite tournament golf in the United States is run by the PGA Tour, which became independent of the PGA of America in 1968. There is a separate organization for female professional golfers, both tour pros and club and teaching professionals, called the LPGA. The governing body for the game of golf in the U.S. is the United States Golf Association. PGA of America logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... // Top level professional golf consists of a year round schedule of weekly tournaments played all around the world. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ...


The association conducts 40 tournaments for its member professionals each year including events which attract elite tournament golfers:

The PGA of America no longer operates the main U.S. professional golf tours, which are run by an affiliated organization now known as the PGA Tour. The tour separated from the PGA of America in 1968. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... // The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ... The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off season golf tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships of regular mens golf, which are The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


The PGA of America also operates the PGA Professional National Championship for its club and teaching professionals. The PGA Professional National Championship is a golf tournament for golf club professionals and teachers who are members of the Professional Golfers Association of America. ...


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PGA.com :: PGA of America Home (739 words)
Founded in 1916, The PGA of America is the largest working sports organization in the world, comprised of more than 28,000 dedicated men and women promoting the game of golf to everyone, everywhere...
Thus, the PGA of America is returning to Bermuda for the 2008 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, to be held once again at the spectacular Mid Ocean Club.
The PGA of America is officially associated with a broad range group of organizations throughout the golf industry.
Professional Golf Teachers Association of America: Golf Teaching Professionals (661 words)
In recognition of the industry's growth, and in response to the demand for qualified teaching professionals, the PGTAA was established to provide extensive training to individuals as well as recognized golf teachers with years of experience behind them.
Becoming associated and certified by the PGTAA not only enhances your credibility but also enhances your teaching skills for the benefit of your future students and, naturally, your earning capacity.
PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high school and college coaches.
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